In India detained a police officer. He is accused of extorting $ 1.8 million in bitcoins

Yesterday Indian police arrested the organizers of cryptocurrency pyramid scheme that stole $ 2.6 million. The scheme worked in 2015, it is time to invest 5 thousand people. Now the government has detained police. He is accused of extorting $ 1.8 million in bitcoins. This writes the CCN.

Theft of cryptocurrency. With an officer involved

Inspector city of Amreli Jagdish Patel, along with colleagues detained the owner of a construction company of Sailesh Bhaṭṭa. From the message of Prosecutor’s office should be that the inspector on trumped-up charges extorted from the businessman of 200 bitcoins, or about $ 1.8 million.

The case also detained three police officers and the lawyer of the victim, participated in the extortion. Police will interrogate former Deputy of the political party “Gujarat Parivartan” Nalina Kotadia, who now passes on business as the witness.

As the newspaper notes, the police have not yet confirmed the fact of transfer of cryptocurrency at the expense of Patel. In whose interests acted detainees are not reported.

Theft of cryptocurrency in India — a widespread phenomenon. Earlier, local exchange Coinsecure announced the loss of 485 bitcoins ($4.4 million) due to misconduct of the employee.

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